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Why is my computer suddenly getting hot?(CPU)

by June0303 / July 25, 2013 5:04 AM PDT

So I made a custom PC few months ago, and It works perfectly, its' temp was normal, everything was plugged in right, but after 2 months, my PC started to make loud fan noise. So when I checked it's (CPU) temperature it was 61 C on idle. With no programs on. I checked the AMD processor website and choose my CPU. It says it can only handle up to 62 C... So I checked my CPU, and apparently I put too much thermal paste and it leaked to the bottom of my chip (but very very little amount). So I got some 99%USP Isopropyl Alcohol and cleaned it very carefully. Then I applied new thermal paste. But it still does that....

Also by the way there is a tiny crack on the top of the CPU....
The heatsink/fan has tiny amount of thermal paste on it.
My PC specs.
CPU-AMD Phenom II x4 955BE
CPU cooler-Regular stock fan that came with the CPU
GPU-MSI r6450 2gb gddr3
PSU-Corsair CX430 430w
RAM-8gb ddr3
*2 case fans(120mm)*
I hope you could help me, thanks

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Clarification Request
(NT) So what is the ambient air temp in that case?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 25, 2013 5:22 AM PDT
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Reply to R. Proffitt
by June0303 / July 25, 2013 6:14 AM PDT

On hw monitor, it says Temp 1 = 61C and Temp 2 = 58C for the case

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 25, 2013 6:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Reply to R. Proffitt

You wouldn't expect the CPU to be any cooler than the case? Would you?

Now there are some newer folk that think they can add more case fans but for many builders and gamers they just leave the side cover off.

If I have the time I head to my shop area to carve out a square foot out of the cover then I hot glue screen or speaker mesh over that.

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Why is my computer suddenly getting hot
by Amol555 / August 1, 2013 9:51 PM PDT

Try changing the heatsink on the cpu generally stock coolers are not that powerful while running high appplication the cpu utilization is more . and as per you said just cheak that any particles of thermal paste is on the cpu or near cpu pins . you can clean the thermal compound by using antec thermal removing compound. and never experiment with things which you don't know always call a computer technician or the person who knows this all stuff

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(NT) How will this help? Look at the case temp again.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 2, 2013 8:31 AM PDT
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by steve787 / August 5, 2013 9:39 PM PDT

Go for a custom cpu cooler it will solve your problem as stock cooler are not of better quality.

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(NT) Look at the case temp again.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 6, 2013 1:17 AM PDT
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